Majority of renters support initiative to ban the renting of low energy efficiency houses


Energy efficiency is quickly becoming one of the top issues on any home renter’s checklist, results from the Energy Saving Trust’s (EST) latest survey were able to reveal.

In fact, the poll suggested that nearly 80% of renters say landlords should not be allowed to let out properties that have very poor levels of energy efficiency. The survey of more than 2,000 people also that revealed more than half (51%) of renters said they experience cold homes in the winter.

EST suggested that renters themselves need to do more to open a dialogue with their landlords, given the fact that nearly seventy per cent of those polled have never asked for energy efficiency upgrades.

EST chief executive Philip Sellwood commented: “Being able to live in a home that is easy-to-heat, free of damp, mould and condensation should be a basic right. It’s not right that landlords are still allowed to rent F and G rated homes in this day and age. These homes can be a health hazard for renters and as a matter of basic consumer protection should not be on the market.”

Implementing extensive energy-saving measures is likely to help home owners reduce their overall bills and also their overall debts to energy suppliers.

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